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“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.”

—James Allen Writer

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From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving season! This is the time of the year when l look back at the many blessings my family and I have received and acknowledge those wonderful people whom I am grateful for who have added joy and meaning to my life personally and to my family's lives. I have so many to thank for going the extra mile to make CVCHS a better school and so many organizations and community groups that make our local community a caring one.

High school campuses usually have many forms of communication. If you were to walk onto our campus as I write this, you would see a lot of signs and posters. There is an announcement for girl's soccer tryouts. There are a couple of posters for a campus clean-up day, one to sign up for Powder Puff, and there are always signs of support for our sports teams.

But what you would also see are signs announcing the annual Red Cross blood drive. For us, this one is a bit personal. Right around this time last year, one of our teachers became seriously ill and required life-saving emergency surgery. In a little more than a week's time, he received twenty units of whole blood and plasma and would not have survived without the blood provided by community donors like our students and staff. Over the course of two days this year, 97 students and staff - the maximum capacity the blood drive truck could handle - signed up, gave blood, and, like the example of one of our teachers, literally saved lives.

You would also see signs for "Cookie for a Can", a student-run project to support the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano where students and staff bring canned goods for the hungry in exchange for a cookie. You would also see signs promoting the California Scholarship Federation Coat Drive, asking students and staff to drop off warm winter coats for those needing extra protection in what the experts say will be an extra cold winter. We work with the Clayton Business & Community Association to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for those in need. We raise money to fight breast cancer, and the list goes on and on.

This is the season we give thanks for the blessings in our lives. For family, health, home, and food we are indeed grateful. However, there are some within the CVCHS family that may be struggling at any one time and we want to help. Clayton Valley Cares, a volunteer-led effort, endorsed and administered by our Guidance Department, is a program designed to help our students and their families in need. Hardship can hit a family without warning, and we want to help. Students who may have a need for a warm coat, a gift card for necessities/food or maybe a bus/BART ticket can receive help by speaking first to their Guidance Counselor who will, in turn, reach out to Clayton Valley Cares for the help that they need. All services and inquiries are strictly confidential.

Our Clayton Valley community reinforces this "compassion ethic" all the time! I see it everywhere I look. And it is especially evident during the holidays. It is simply a part of who we truly are. The vision and mission of CVCHS is "to prepare our students to become first class citizens with a world class education." We are educating our students to demonstrate compassion year-round.

For more information on how you can help, please see our website at www.claytonvalley.org or call our office at 682-7474. Clayton Valley Cares and we know you do, too. I am thankful for each one of you who contribute to our compassionate community. You make a difference!
In Your Service,

Dave Linzey

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Welcome

Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.


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Attendance
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School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!


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News and Announcements

CVCHS HOSTS THE SEMI-FINAL NCS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT--7:00PM!!!

CVCHS HOSTS THE SEMI-FINAL NCS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT--7:00PM!!! We are now in the Semi-Finals as the Ugly Eagles continues their drive to an NCS Championship!! Don't miss a minute of the excitement! Kickoff is at CVCHS this Friday night at 7:00. For more information including ticket prices, please click above.
STUDENT AND VENDOR BOOTHS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIRE!!

STUDENT AND VENDOR BOOTHS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIRE!! There is excitement in the air as people are asking for information on the Holiday Faire being held December 7th. The Faire began when the school went Charter and is now in it's third year.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SAT PREP COURSE??

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SAT PREP COURSE?? Taught by expert, Kaplan-certified instructors, the SAT course provides live in classroom instruction, homework review, and customized recommendations based on practice test performance. The course includes 18 hours of live instruction and 4 full-length practice tests, 34 hours total.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CVCHS?? THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD HAS BEGUN!!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CVCHS?? THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD HAS BEGUN!! Open Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is taking place beginning November 18th, 2014 at 9:00AM through 4:00PM on January 28th, 2015. Enrollment submission applications are available online by clicking above.
CONGRATULATIONS! CVCHS GETS REAUTHORIZED FOR 5 YEARS!!

CONGRATULATIONS!  CVCHS GETS REAUTHORIZED FOR 5 YEARS!! I would like to proudly announce that CVCHS has received authorization from the Contra Costa County Office of Education for the next five years to continue our outstanding charter school! With a vote of 5-0 the County Board approved the recommendation from the CCCOE administration to approve our charter school due to the tremendous success we have had in meeting all the requirements necessary for reauthorization. With the tremendous academic achievement results CVCHS has earned the past two years, it is clear that we have an outstanding school that is preparing all of our students for college and careers of the 21st century. Congratulations to our students, staff and parents for a job well done! Let’s keep up the great work we do each and every day of focusing upon meeting the needs of our students. That is what got us here!

Dave Linzey
Executive Director
SCHOOL HOLIDAY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2015

SCHOOL HOLIDAY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2015 To align the CVCHS school holidays with our feeder pattern schools/the MDUSD calendar, we will be observing Lincoln’s birthday on Friday, February 13th, 2015 and not on Monday, February 9th as previously published. President’s Day will still be honored on Monday, February 16th, 2015. For more information and a link to the updated 2014 - 2015 Academic Calendar with the revision noted, please click above.
COLLEGE AWARENESS MONTH AT CVCHS!!

COLLEGE AWARENESS MONTH AT CVCHS!! College Awareness Month is designed to give high school students and families from public charter schools the information they need to dream about college, plan for it and act on this dream.Throughout the month, a series of activities will inform students and families about available resources and opportunities to help students prepare for college.
"CLAYTON VALLEY CARES" IS BACK AT CVCHS!!

 "CLAYTON VALLEY CARES" IS BACK AT CVCHS!! Clayton Valley Cares (CVC) is a program that is designed to help our CV students and their families in need. Hardship can hit a family without warning, and we want to help. Students who may have a need for a warm coat, a gift card for necessities/food or a bus/BART ticket. Any student can receive help by speaking first to their Guidance Counselor who will, in turn, reach out to CVC for the help that they need. All services and inquiries are strictly confidential. For more information on how you can help, please click above.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS?  The CVCHS Governing Board can now send out notices of meetings and agendas and links to information. For more information and a link to the subscription page, please click above.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! You can now add money to your student's lunch account via our webstore! Use your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card to make online payments right from the comfort of your home. For all the information and a direct link to the webstore, please click above.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION??

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION?? If you are the parent of an existing, new or incoming student at CVCHS, there are a number of ways to stay involved with your child’s education, find out what’s happening on campus and get notified of events you and your child may be interested in. Click above to find out how!!
CVCHS RECEIVES A SIX-YEAR CLEAR TERM OF ACCREDITATION FROM WASC!!

CVCHS RECEIVES A SIX-YEAR CLEAR TERM OF ACCREDITATION FROM WASC!! After completion of our visit and evaluation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), CVCHS received a six year clear term of accreditation. This is the highest level of praise that WASC bestows, affirming our school’s success and our ability to continue to achieve excellence.
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH IS AVAILABLE HERE!

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH IS AVAILABLE HERE! Do you qualify for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program? Click on the link to print the form and read all about it!
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Thanksgiving Break

Date: 11/27/2014
Thanksgiving Break

Date: 11/28/2014
Girls Basketball vs Alameda High

Date: 11/29/2014, 9 AM 4 PM
Location: Alameda High School
Girls/Boys Water Polo Awards Banquet

Date: 12/1/2014, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Oakhurst Country Club
Girls Basketball vs Freedom High

Date: 12/2/2014, 5:30 PM 9 PM
Location: Freedom High 5:30 JV 7:00 V
Academy Information Night

Date: 12/2/2014, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: MU
Boys Soccer Game vs Liberty

Date: 12/3/2014, 4 PM 8 PM
Location: Liberty JV- 4 PM V - 6 PM
PSA Showcase

Date: 12/3/2014, 7 PM 10 PM
Location: MU
Girls JV Basketball @ Pittsburg JV Basketball Tournament

Date: 12/4/2014
Location: Pittsburg High
Girls Basketball vs Pinole Valley

Date: 12/4/2014, 5:30 PM 9 PM
Location: CVCHS